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Friday, December 15, 2006

a cat and his bird

Sam the cat,watching his bird.
Sam isn't the only animal companion here at stillpoint but he certainly has been hogging the spotlight lately. Today he's spending some 'quality time' watching his best buddy, Jazz the Lineolated Parakeet.

Jazz celebrated his 6th birthday this week. We marked the occasion by installing a new cuttlebone in his cage and serving up a juicy salad of apples, grapes, and cantaloupe. Sam enjoyed a slice of cantaloupe, too.

When the birthday feast was over, Jazz looked at Sam and said, "Hello baby. Up! Up!"

Sam obliged.

Jazz the Lineolated Parakeet with his cat, Sam

This feline-avian odd couple spends a lot of time socializing and entertaining each other— but only with bars to keep them safely separated. (In this photo, that white fuzzball beyond the bars is Sam, perched on the back of my favourite easy chair.) Jazz likes to bite Sam's Softpaws® and I think Mr. Macho Cat fears for his safety. Whenever the bird comes out to sit on my shoulder, Sam has a sudden attack of the sleepies and disappears under the bed.

Sam will be meowing 'happy birthday' at the , at Sunday's (hosted this week by House of Chaos), and with the Weekend Cat Blogging Crew at Kitchen Mage.


At 12:13 am, Blogger burekaboy — said...

ostara -- shouldn't that be happy bird-day, monsieur sam will be meowing? :P

for some reason it didn't dawn on me that you had another pet! looks like two lucky pets :)) i love when they talk (the birdies).

At 11:10 am, Blogger Ostara said...

Ah, oui, happy bird-day. Should've though of that, burekaboy. LOL

Jazz is a real sweetie and has a vocabulary of about 10 words. He's also got a bonafide 'claim to fame' -- Barbara Colley dedicated one of her 'Charlotte Larue Mysteries' to him because she's used a few of his antics in her books. His alter-ego, Sweety Boy is Charlotte's sidekick in the series.

I haven't blogged about him for ages but there are more pics here if you're in the mood to look at a wet bird:

At 8:54 pm, Anonymous aria said...

sam look at the head on you, wow!! are you sure your not royalty?

At 8:54 pm, Blogger burekaboy — said...

smart AND famous, a good combo, i'd say. :-)

how cute! he must really be bonded to you.

guess that saves on the water bill!! though i'm sure his consumption is considerably less.

At 12:16 am, Blogger Rascal said...

Well, of course Sam should get the spotlight, he's The Cat. Happy WCB!


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